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West Lancashire Light Railway

The West Lancashire Light Railway (WLLR) is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that operates at Hesketh Bank, situated between Preston and Southport in North West England.The distance between the stations on the railway is 430 yards (393 m), though track extends eastwards beyond Delph station on ledge above the old clay pit which is too narrow to contain a run round loop. An extension of up to 435 metres (1,427 ft), running along the north bank of the fishing lake has been proposed. The railway has eight steam locomotives, four of which are in operating condition; one is currently being restored and another is on static display. There are also two electric locomotives and many IC locomotives.


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West Lancashire Light Railway
Station Rd
Hesketh Bank
Nr Preston
PR4 6SP 

+44 1772 815 881


South Tynedale Railway

The South Tynedale Railway is a preserved, 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge heritage railway in Northern England and at 875ft is England's second highest narrow gauge railway after the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway in north Devon. The South Tynedale line runs from Alston in Cumbria, down the South Tyne Valley, via Gilderdale, Kirkhaugh and Lintley, then across the South Tyne, Gilderdale and Whitley Viaducts to Slaggyford in Northumberland.The narrow gauge railway line is built on the track bed of the southern section former Alston Line, a standard gauge branch line between Haltwhistle and Alston which was closed by British Rail in May 1976.


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South Tynedale Railway
The Railway Station
CA9 3JB 

01434 338214 

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Apedale Valley Light Railway

The Apedale Valley Light Railway is located adjacent to the Chesterton Community Country Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. It offers steam and diesel hauled trains along a short stretch of line. The current railway is only Phase One of the site development being carried out by the Moseley Railway Trust.
The Moseley Railway Trust exists to preserve, conserve and interpret locomotives, vehicles and other artefacts pertaining to the industrial narrow gauge railway.
These railways have existed largely out of the public gaze. The Moseley Railway Trust ensures that this important part of Britain's industrial past will be preserved and remembered for future generations.
In order to fulfil that objective, the Moseley Railway Trust is currently developing a major railway, workshops and museum complex in conjunction with the existing Apedale Heritage Centre at Chesterton, near Newcastle-Under-Lyme, North Staffordshire. This development will also act as a catalyst in the regeneration of the Apedale/Chesterton area.

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Apedale Valley Light Railway, 
11 Ashwood Road,
SK12 2EL


+44 845 094 1953

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